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Apprentice Locomotive Fitter HARRY NEEDLE RAILROAD CO LTD

The Apprentice will work alongside colleagues to learn how to ensure all tasks are carried out safely and to a standard/quality that as a minimum meets the Companies and Customers requirements. You will learn various maintenance and overhaul skills on a wide range of locomotives and learn the various standards and quality requirements.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    The apprentice will be expected to work Monday to Friday between 8am to 4pm.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The apprentice Locomotive Fitter will be expected to learn how to carry out planned preventative maintenance (PPM) of HNRC and Clients Vehicles as stated in the locomotive type Vehicle Maintenance Overhaul Instruction (VMOI) during the period of the apprenticeship.
  • Only to carryout work they are competent to undertake, with supervision from mentors as required.
  • Learn how to complete repairs and to ensure component parts, when tested, meet with the vehicles VMOI criteria.
  • Ensure all work undertaken in accordance with the Companies and Customers Technical Specifications and procedures, plus the Rail Industry Standards.

  • Communicate with management around job priorities and timescales, availability requirements, and any identified anomalies.

  • The apprentice will be provided with PPE and will be trained and mentored on the use of PPE and will be expected to be compliant at all times.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • The apprentice will attend college on day release at the National College for Advanced Transport & infrastructure
  • Apprentice will undertake the Level 3 Railway Engineer technician - Traction & Rolling stock pathway
  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be awarded the Level 3 Railway Engineer technician standard
  • Other rail specific training will be provided to ensure compliance with health & safety regulations

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On succesful completion of the apprenticeship, the individual will be considered for full time employment and potential enrolment onto the level 4 Railway Engineer Advanced technician apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Good time keeping, Interest in railways


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

The company serves a wealth of customer and rail sites across the UK, having development a workforce of industry experts, with the ability to provide exceptional technical knowledge and service. Successful applicants will potentially be required to work at national wide locations, under supervision of mentors and colleagues as the business requires.

About the employer

Harry Needle Railroad company Ltd is a leading storage, leasing and maintenance company based in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. With sites in Staveley & Worksop. Such has been the growth of the company that we have recently expanded wit the acquisition of a 15 acre site in Worksop, including wagon repair depot from DG Cargo ltd for Light & heavy locomotive maintenance, alongside cold and warm storage for rolling stock. The company serves a wealth of customer and rail sites across the UK, having development a workforce of industry experts, with the ability to provide exceptional technical knowledge and service.




Harry Needle Railroad Company Ltd

Rail Maintenance Depot

Babbage Way (Off Sandy Lane)

S80 1UQ

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Training provider



Apprenticeship recruitment team

Apprenticeship standard

Rail engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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